System indicators will drop GTK2 support in quantal

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Fri Jun 29 21:20:35 UTC 2012

Le 29/06/2012 23:15, Julien Lavergne a écrit :
> As a side note, it's a bit unpleasant to first, have to implement a new
> API, usefull only on Ubuntu and partialy on Debian, and now be forced to
> migrate to GTK3 to still support the indicators. Removing GTK2 support
> means removing approximately half of the providers of indicator support
> (panel) on Ubuntu repositories.


Sure it's unpleasant but reality is that GTK2 is unmaintained for over 
1.5 years, that GTK3 is default in Ubuntu and other distributions for 
over a year and that has been shipped in a LTS. We need at some point to 
move forward and port our code to the current GTK version (we kept the 
GTK2 indicator stack in the LTS only for derivatives but it's creating 
issues and extra work for us, we can't keep doing that for ever)...

Sebastien Bacher

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